Motorcycle Photography 101

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels. There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning… Read more »

The new 2014 BMW R90S

The new 2014 BMW R90S

There’s no denying that BMW’s classic R-series models are enjoying the limelight at the moment. While they’re a popular choice as donors for custom projects, many are also left in original condition or restored to period-correct perfection. Thankfully for Airhead owners, BMW Group Classic has… Read more »

New Icon 1000 Gear

Icon 1000 Oildale jacket
Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

Triumph Scrambler by Fgmotoworks

Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team. In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop… Read more »

2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe. Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity… Read more »

Top 5 Honda CB750s

Top 5 Honda CB750s

The original Honda CB750 Four is one of the most sought-after bikes to customize. And it’s not hard to see why: classic 1970s style, peerless performance for its era, and that legendary Honda engineering. It also means it’s getting harder to find a good, serviceable… Read more »

Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

One of the things I love most about the new wave custom scene is the healthy mix of professional and garage builders. While some use their craft to put food on the table, others hold down day jobs—slogging away at projects in their spare time.… Read more »

1971 Triumph by Analog

1971 Triumph by Analog

There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a… Read more »

Kawasaki ‘Kamikaze’ cafe racer

Kawasaki ‘Kamikaze’ cafe racer

Tobias Guckel is one of Germany’s top custom builders, and a name you’ve probably never heard of. Based in the tiny Bavarian town of Rappenhof, he’s been building bikes for 25 years, and seems to be able to turn his hand to anything — from… Read more »